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Pissedoff





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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Just who the hell is running Canada anyway? Reply with quote

PMO surprised Supreme Court nomination goes upside down

http://blogs.canoe.ca/davidaki.....side-down/

It looks like Harper just put more liberals on the SCC.
Pissedoff





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If any jackass in a Santa Claus suit can make up the law why do we need parliament?

Federal Court reverses ban on grow-your-own medical marijuana

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014.....-marijuana
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Queen Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, that's who.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to be kidding. Unconstitutional and doesn't answer the question.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate the fact that Nadon was rejected on a technicality;
But technically he is from a Federal bench not a Provincial one, and as such can't take up a Quebec appointment on the SCC.

It was a nice try by the PM to sneak a good Justice into a seat that is usually hard to fill with more Conservative minded Justices, but it was a long shot to begin with.
Bugs





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you think Nadon would be better than any of the other turkeys that the Conservatjves have appointed?

The PCs have a mandate to crack down on crime, but the Supreme Court screws that up every chance they get. It isn't like they're protecting our 'rights' at all -- they don't give a rat's ass about civil rights, they are into so-called Human Rights, and support those commissions all the way, over-ruling Parliament to do it.

What else is there to say? The Charter says Canadians have a right to a speedy trial. It used to be thought of as a fundamental civil right, but Pickton got held in jail for six years awaiting a trial, because the Crown didn't have the evidence it needed to make the charge of murder. They tried everything to taint the jury pool, and you know what? The killer of those girls could still be out there, because they never did prove their case.

And not a lawyer in the land thought to mention it.

Go down the list, and you will see very little the Court have actually done to protect the civil rights of Canadians.

Meanwhile, the coppers become increasingly lawless, and the general population is powerless, even if they don't realize it. You see how the Courts backed the coppers in their G-20 bit of 'police work'. Goons, who use thuggishness to make their point, apparently comfortable in bringing the truncheons down on innocents blocks away from any world statesmen. And a police chief who lays pubic slanders against a sitting mayor pure speculation, without evidence that can be used in a court.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marc Nadon would have been the perfect candidate for the S.C. had he had only rejoined the Quebec Bar, even for just one day. Maybe it didn't occur to anyone that he needed to do so.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you telling us that membership on the Supreme Court of Canada is constitutionally limited to guild-members of the Legal union?

This is a Supreme Court that is lawless. They don't themselves follow the prime directive -- the constitution, especially the charter -- so much as pick and choose which parts of it they will go along with. They gave us wide open abortions, and same sex marriage. They don't care, so long as they are unaccountable.

The criminal code has had mandatory minimums in it since day one. The real issue is who is sovereign -- the Supreme Court or Parliament. I think the real issues involve who is to call the shots -- the politicians or the legal priesthood.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And how exactly do we diminish the power of The Supreme Court? I wish there was a way to curtail the power of these unelected officials. Seems like we should just do away with Parliament and elections and just let these black robes tell us all how to live.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What we wanted from Stephen Harper and his appointments to the SCC of was Justices that would uphold laws and not look for every opportunity to create their own;

The rejection of Nadon is largely just that;
upholding the existing requirements.

Allowing Nadon to fill a spot from Quebec would have largely circumvented the requirement for Justices from Quebec (Which is needed because of Quebec's use of the modernized Napoleonic Code).

I like Nadon, I wish he had a spot on the bench;
However I completely understand why he was rejected and I am pleased the SCC opted for that route because its exactly what they should have done.

It was an interesting tact by the Prime Minister;
But one he should have tried under the old SCC.
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